Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 26: Rondel of Merciless Beauty

Today is the poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. 
Substitute "queen" for a "king" and the reason behind the picture above will become clear.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Throwback Thursday Part 51

In 1941 at the13th Academy Awards, James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win for "Rebecca". Therefore, today's Throwback Thursday is to the year 1941.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 25: [Triple Threat By One Poet]


Today, not one, not two but three poems by one poet - Robert Service. More about him here. Granted, they are not thought very highly by them critics, and even Service said his poems are verses not poetry. But still, they are fun and melodic to read.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Throwback Thursday Part 50

In 1816 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome. Therefore today's Throwback Thursday is to songs that have a city in their title.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings (2015)

We had a split in the lion pride protected by 5 brothers and 3 of them left. Then we had a fearless leader moving into the eternal plains full of game and the emergence of her heiress. 
It's not the most informative documentary out there, not an ounce of a knowledge except for the fact that lions, if the circumstances are right, can hunt elephants.

Sunday, February 09, 2020

KBS Drama Special 2019: A Child Saw

Episode 2 in the 2019 series of KBS Drama Special has the title A Child Saw and it connects to two things - literal quote from the song that Sunho and Dongja were singing on the bridge and to what the girl finally saw in Sunho.
This is one of the KBS best in short stories.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Saturday Poetry Corner 24: Goblin Market

Today - a story by Christina Rossetti in a form of a poem.
I hope you will be patient because it is a long poem, but full of word plays and fun moments and yet, poignant and really really nice.